Repugnant exploiter Dr.(?) Phil McGraw just wants y’all to know that he’s not providing alcohol and drugs to addicts that he brings on his show to yell at in order to make them even messier. He’s seriously trying to deny that he’s NOT what would happen if Satan fucked Montgomery Burns’ even more hair-deprived cousin from Oklahoma and had a baby.
Responding to the Boston Globe’s and STAT’s joint story, Dr. Phil’s rep denied, denied, denied the charges to Variety.
“The Stat article does not fairly or accurately describe the methods of ‘Dr. Phil,’ the TV show, or its mission to educate millions of viewers about drug and alcohol addiction. The show does not give drugs or alcohol to its guests and any suggestions to the contrary is errant nonsense.”
The expose alleges that the Dr. Phil show keeps alcohol in the greenroom for a show that frequently features alcoholics in an attempt to make them even more interesting (i.e. unintelligible and verging on comatose) during taping. And, if you’re jonesin’, one of Dr. Phil’s helpful staffers will allegedly help you score in LA’s Skid Row before the show tapes.
In 2002, the California Board of Psychology declared the Dr. Phil show to be “entertainment” rather than “psychology,” especially since Phil McGraw doesn’t have a license to practice in California. This makes sense because the rest of the statement says that his
victims guests should know that they’re messes who are just going to get messier with his help or not.
“Unfortunately, addicts often lash out at the very people who are trying the hardest to help them break the cycle of addiction. Although terribly unfortunate, this is an understandable part of the behavior of addicts on their journey to recovery. Deception, dishonesty and denial are hallmarks of addiction. It tears families apart and certainly creates levels of complexities when we produce these important shows. None of this will deter the Dr. Phil show from it’s commitment to continue to educate and inform the public about the worsening epidemic of addiction.:
You can read the full statement here. Dr. Phil is well-known for inserting himself into every celebrity situation involving addiction because he’s a big, tall lummoxy fame whore. Just ask Britney. Sooner or later, someone was going to go after his ass. And I’m glad that it was the Boston Globe because I used to work there. Sure, I mainly just opened the mail and whined about newspaper ink getting on my hands, but I like to think that my presence somehow led to that esteemed journal’s investigation. This is a reach but my other choice for wrapping up this post was just a paragraph of “Eat shit, Dr. Phil.” repeated over and over.